WPD: Suspect on run after shooting at barber shop; LISTEN TO 911 CALL

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Submitted: Sat, 08/20/2011 - 3:29am
Updated: Sun, 08/21/2011 - 3:29pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a barber was shot inside his shop this morning. A police spokeswoman says it happened at Mirror Image Barber and Styling Salon at Dock and 13th Streets around 9:15 a.m.

Investigators say a man walked into the shop, argued with the victim and then shot him multiple times. The victim has been taken to the hospital. No word on his condition.

According to a 911 call from the shop, the victim, who witnesses referred to as “O,” is 27 years old. The caller said the victim looked like he had been shot “in the rear, in the back and some other places.”

Listen to the 911 call from the shop (.mp3 file)

Witnesses told police the shooter left the building and ran south on 13th Street. Police used dogs to track him, but the gunman is still on the loose.

If you have any information, call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600. You can also TEXT-A-TIP to CRIMES (274637), and begin the text message with TIP708.

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30 Comments on "WPD: Suspect on run after shooting at barber shop; LISTEN TO 911 CALL"

2015 years 8 months ago

If your handle “Grand Ole Party” reflects the fact that you are Republican, we ALL know who the ignorant one is. That being said, nobody expects the dispatcher to come to the call. Information just gets lost and changed when the caller is unable to speak directly with the emergency team, while going through a third party.

dedicated customer
2015 years 8 months ago

The barber that was shot is NOT the owner. The owner is a GREAT and RESPECTABLE guy and a TALENTED barber. I still get my haircuts there!!

2015 years 8 months ago

Thank you for the job you do. You really don’t get the respect or appreciation that you should be receiving.

I have had to call 911 a couple of times for medical emergencies, and I’m so glad you were there to calm me down and get us the help that was needed. You made a difference.

Thank you to all 911 operators!

2015 years 8 months ago

Yes, you were being critical. I understand, that’s to be expected of those who don’t do the job and don’t quite understand what being a 911 telecommunicator entails.

First of all, being awake and breathing are two COMPLETELY different things. Someone can be awake but not breathing. Ever hear of choking? How about if someone was shot, as this male was…he could be choking on blood. It’s important to know if a person is breathing. Its always better for someone to be breathing than awake. The question is there to find out if the airway is blocked for any reason.

Not only that, but the medical questioning that we follow through with on ALL medical calls is a national standard. It is time tested, and has saved more than one life. We don’t ask questions needlessly. We ask these questions to save lives.

2015 years 8 months ago

Too many guns circulating the streets of America. Seems like a gun show every month in Wilmington. Notice after every gun show somebody gets shot. Youths are not using their fists to settle disputes these days. Nor are they using their heads.